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Hi Bees! I am looking for some suggestions on books for first time dads. There’s tons of good books from a woman’s perspective, but what about the man? If you or your DH have read a good (not cheesy) “Dad to be” type book, please list it here.
You guys are the best. Thanks!!
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DH swore up and down he wasn’t going to read a book about being a daddy to be. But, while at Buy Buy Baby one day, he asked me to buy him this book. He’s really enjoyed it! He said it was funny and easy to read.
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- Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn
Mr. Lox really enjoyed this one, that I got him for Christmas because I wanterd him to have some pregnancy reading too. I feel like they get left out sometimes!
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I wouldn’t even bother buying him a book. i bought my husband one when i was pregnant with our first child…and he never read it. it’s collecting dust somewhere.
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I gift this book to all friends when they’re expecting their first baby. All of the husbands love it because it’s written in the form of a user’s manual and it has some funny/cute parts. It’s also full of useful information.
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I second @Candy_Nee‘s suggestion. I bought that book for DH as a stocking stuffer and he seems to really be enjoying it.
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I second @OctBride-2012: … bought this book for my hubby as a joke and we both love it. 🙂
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My DH was iffy on reading those books. He wanted to learn but every book he saw bored him to tears. I found Dude, You’re Gonna Be a Dad and it has been awesome! It mostly surrounds the pregnancy and right after birth but even still, it has him hooked and laughing. The Baby’s Owner Manual is really good too. He loves that because it puts all the baby rearing things in a funny and approchable way. And he can look for specific topics MUCH easier which he really likes. They are both less clinical and more real life but also both very practical. I would reccomend both those in a heartbeat!
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Dadlabs: Guide to Fatherhood. Its a $13 book, but I actually got it at the Dollar Tree! I have actually read this whole book, and I think it really will connect with any future-father-to-be. Its easy to read and written by guys, and definitely will keep his attention! Its not like the normal boring parenting book that he dreads to read.
@wellheeledmama: 🙂 Hope this helped!
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@sexymama118: I think it just depends on the book. Some books are actually really boring parenting books. You have to just find a book that is actually worth reading 🙂 There are plenty of non-boring, attention-keeping parenting books for men.
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@Mrs Hedgehog: I was looking at that first book you mentioned last night online. I’m definitely going to order it for my DH!
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My husband wanted one that wasn’t trying to be cute, or funny- he wanted a more serious type book. He got “The Expectant Father” and he’s loving it. I peeked at it, and it tells them what to expect from the wife month by month, symptom wise, and how to best handle what the wife is going through. It also gives a lot of good info on starting college funds, and wills, and the more business side of things, and encourages the dads to take on that kind of thing since the wife or partner is having to deal with the pregnancy, and women tend to be more into the nesting/baby registry type stuff.